“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3)
We should not desire the evil day, nor should we fear it. The Lord has His purposes to fulfill, even in the darkest of days. When the darkness is at its greatest, the light can shine the brightest. The days upon us are days when we, God’s people, can be at our best. But we will need all of God and His glory upon us.
This is a time when many hearts are being discovered, and the chaff is being blown into apostasy. It is also a time for deeper preparation of God’s true saints. Rather than seeking to change the laws of our society, we must seek to live out the righteousness of God’s law in our own hearts, even by the Spirit of God. If we are to be slandered and hated, let it be for righteousness sake. As the world celebrates being who they choose to be, let us be who God has chosen us to be – His light in the world.